Transition engineering: Change projects for the energy transition

Susan P. Krumdieck*

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We cannot predict the future. However, we know that development in this century will be different from the last, and the fundamental problem will be energy. World consumption and population growth have been accompanied by growth in total energy supply, and by improvements in productivity and efficiency. More than 90 % of current energy supply is fossil hydrocarbons, finite resources that produce a potent green house gas, CO2. Resource, environmental and social limits to growth have been studied since the 1970s, and a wide range of factors indicate that the drivers of growth in the previous century are slowing [1]. The energy transition is the only realistic approach to mitigating the most destructive climate impacts of increased green house gas concentrations [2].
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnergy Solutions to Combat Global Warming
EditorsXin-Rong Zhang, Ibrahim Dincer
Number of pages60
ISBN (Electronic)9783319269504
ISBN (Print)9783319269481
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventGlobal Conference on Global Warming 2014 - Beijing, China
Duration: 25 May 201429 May 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Energy
ISSN (Print)2195-1284
ISSN (Electronic)2195-1292


ConferenceGlobal Conference on Global Warming 2014
Abbreviated titleGCGW 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)


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